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New Member-Chester Le Street

Post by ade73 » Sun 02 Dec, 2018 2:57 pm

Hi all

New member from Chester Le Street.

Saw your cars at the NE1 Newcastle motor show and as I've been thinking of a Lotus for a while I thought id join up.

Currently have a modified Honda S2000 for the sunny days that I've had since 2003 but have been thinking of changing it for a while now but cant find anything that ticks all the boxes.

The 3 cars that come close are the Evora 400-410, Exige 350-380 and the Elise Cup 250 so I may end up becoming an owner at some point.

One thing I'm wondering on is whats the ground clearance like for these cars if any of you know?

My drive slopes down to the garage but the path to get on the dive slopes up so Its like a ridge to get over first and this means i have to drive on it at an angle slowly in the S2000 so it wont get grounded. (didn't think of this when buying the house because it had a double garage {doh} )

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Re: New Member-Chester Le Street

Post by Mcgee9t2 » Sun 02 Dec, 2018 3:26 pm


Ground clearance is proberbly slightly Lower than the s2k I’d imagine, but couldn’t say for certain.
there’s a monthly meet on first Tuesday of every month, next tuesdays is just up the road from you, could always pop along and have a poke around, there’s usually a few variants of exige and Elise there.

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Re: New Member-Chester Le Street

Post by ad S » Sun 02 Dec, 2018 7:36 pm

Welcome along, ground clearance with a splitter could be an issue your more than welcome like Paul says to come to a monthly meet and have a poke about see what you think.

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Re: New Member-Chester Le Street

Post by Lady Stonefly » Sun 02 Dec, 2018 7:58 pm

Welcome along. I'll third the invitation to come along to a meet and see how the cars are, we have quite a few different variants in the club - bit short on Evoras though :(

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Re: New Member-Chester Le Street

Post by the ref » Sun 02 Dec, 2018 8:20 pm

welcome to our family group
How much

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Re: New Member-Chester Le Street

Post by SCTony » Sun 02 Dec, 2018 8:24 pm

Hi and welcome to the above with regards to ground clearance, especially with an additional splitter fitted {lolz}

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Re: New Member-Chester Le Street

Post by Stonefly » Sun 02 Dec, 2018 9:19 pm

Hello and welcome, feel free to come along and take measurements etc as you need

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Re: New Member-Chester Le Street

Post by Ricardo » Sun 02 Dec, 2018 10:04 pm

Welcome, you need to borrow one - or have someone visit. I suspect as you do now an angled approach will be required! Normal ride height is 100mm if I remember it correctly on an Elise.

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Re: New Member-Chester Le Street

Post by silverlady » Sun 02 Dec, 2018 11:52 pm

Welcome! No idea on ground clearance compared to an S200 but I had 2 S1 Elises and after 15 years of a standard one my 2nd had modified suspension which meant the bodywork ate the kerb, the original one had no issues so might depend on that!!! Sadly it's gone now but the kerb is still there.....good luck in your search, maybe some wooden blocks may be needed for the kerb!

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Re: New Member-Chester Le Street

Post by P Middy » Mon 03 Dec, 2018 12:08 pm

I smashed my non-splitter front end on my old drive a million times - even with a bit of wood by the kerb. I never let it bother me - the recommended approach :)) {drive} {drive} {drive}

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